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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. ; A Good Job ;! We note with regret the resigna- ; .tion of City Engineer John Rinehart, 'who is leaving his city post to enter ! private employment. ;. Rinehart has served well during •the two and one-half years he has i;been with the current administration. ; He has performed the. duties of his position and has accepted the responsi- • bilities involved sincerely and con- 1 scientiously. ;' We wish him well in his new en; deavor, and know that Mayor Neu- 'rnahn will have difficulty in filling ; the post with a man of equal caliber. Why Khrushchev PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Squeals The European Common Market has scored its first great political victory. Premier Khrushchev of the Soviet Union called.it an "imperialist" institution, designed to impoverish the rest of the world .and asked the United Nations to destroy it by creating a world market, open to all. Khrushchev has a common market, the communist bloc of nations. But the billion people in these communist nations live in a .-state of poverty, while the 300 million people in free Europe and the 180 million in the United States produce 90 per cent of the world's goods. Because these two great free nation groups trade as little as possible with the communist nations, and will probably trade even less with them as the Common Market grows, Khrushchev rightly sees, them as a threat to communist progress. He challenged the free world to compete in trade, but squeals when the free, world establishes a design that.will defeat him. He runs to the United' Nations for help, knowing there is no help for him there. Communism is not happy with the Common Market. 'Bottomless Pit 7 Senator Harry F. Byrd, Virginia Democrat, has come with an analysis of the federal fiscal picture that is • frightening. In his considered judgment, we now have a , paternalistic government that has set up debts and obligations totalling $1.2 trillion—that is $1,200 billion. : Put another way, Byrd figures that every American—man, woman and child—is obligated to pay $6,: 666.67 to pay off the real federal debt, .as distinguished from the statutory debt, which has a $300 billion limit, and has already reached the limit. The Administration has asked for a raise in this debt limit to'$308 billion by June 30, but Byrd says there is a real likelihood it will have to go to Congrtss later this session for still a further increase in this debt limit. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Byrd will have to pass, on this increased request. But that is only one-fourth the actual debt picture,- he says in a carefully prepared statement. The total obligations, he charges, resulted from "conditions of federal paternalism, intervention and control which have been allowed to develop in this country." They include, beside the statutory debt, the highway trust funds; federal insurance and loan guarantee programs and estimated commitments for one year for Social Security. As for New Frontier proposals still to become law, Byrd said outlays for them "could provide a bottomless, pit for federal commitments." That from the watchdog of the Treasury, who unfortunately cries in the wilderness, for spending bills continue to roll forth. in the Past One Year Ago To Plan Cass county bridge survey . check safety of county spans. Cass county sends 49 boys and girls to 4-H Roundup at Purdue university. . School meeting tonight to study laws of reorganization. Ten Years Ago Leland L. Smith's chances to 'capture the Indiana Republican gubernatorial nomination • appear unusually bright . . . More than 100 ' Cass county Republicans attend, annual state convention in Indianapolis. , City swelters in heat wave ... 90 degrees at 5 p.m. ' Through arrangements made with the American Friends Service Committee, Inc., twenty college students were to work as psychiatric • aides at Longcliff during the summer months ... This is second year for such arrangements to be made with the social action arm of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Twenty Years Ago • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duffey, 315 Tanguy st., '. are parents of a daughter born in Cass county • hospital. . . '. A son was born in Cass county hospital to Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hettinger of Royal Center. ', , Mr. and Mrs. Roy Felty of 3303 East Broadway are parents of a son born in St. Joseph hospital. Fifty Years Ago ; Mrs. Joe Fisher of Market street suffered • a severe injury when she feirfronv a step ladder. Walter Jenness, age four, suffered a badly 1 mashed finger in a corn shelter accident at • .Walton. WAITER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere And what does the U.S. Government do with the money? Well, it's this way: The American industry has obviously proved that : it's a very good thing for a country to have a steel industry, so our big-hearted Government wants others to have them too: / Enough to give it to them . . . Yes sir, give it to them . . . And what do these foreign companies pay their workers .compared to U.S. Steel's 3.82 per hour? Germany 1:21, Britain 1.09; France .99 and Japan .56 per. hour . , . In order to compete with these factories which billions of U.S. aid rebuilt, Americans have to have better machinery . . . And the U.S. Government doesn't give 'away machinery to Americans. You have to be a foreigner to qualify for that . . . The fact is the American .taxpayers have not yet paid for the machinery their Government gives away to compete with them . . . It's 'about time someone realized that the 352,000 Americans,. shareholders of U.S. Steel, are people too. darling little girl unhappy, is too close to the belt line to be in the Sokolsky tradition. And just for accuracy's sake, I am not against the Kennedys as people . . . For many, many years in my syndicated column (and via network wireless) I supported their daddy- loyally—with my typewriter, my microphones and my fists—when papa Joe P. K, did such a great job for the Securities and Exchange Commission and saved our nation from headaches in the many maritime-wartime strikes. He is quite correct in saying that I believed in .(I was also a street lighter) President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Dwight D. Eisenhower . . . This is hardly an inconsistency. We remind Mr. Sokolsky and any of his supporters that FDR (Mr. Democrat) must have believed in Mr.' Eisenhower (Mr. Republican) or he would not have appointed him General of the Armies. It is shocking and dismaying to discover that Mr. Sokolsky does- . n't read his own newspaper: The New York Journal-American, If he had been doing his required reading—he would know N. Y.'s No. 1 evening paper 7 ( the •Journal- American) recently exposed the' background of White House advisor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.— 'and editorially urged the President to fire Schlesinger . ... I, have always believed that jour-, nalism is a dnily education for a newspaperman. But it serves no purpose for those unwilling to read the facts. Mr. Sokolsky proceeds to say that he is sorry the President annoys me so much . . . Actually, I can't really conceive of the Pres-. ident or me annoying each other very much if for no other reason than that we both have so very much else on our minds ... In his only touch of unkindness, Mr. Sokolsky declares that I love children, which is true, and that Caroline would adore me, which I hope is trus. She is a lovely child, the darling of the nation, and ought to be left out of politics . . . In .any event, I like .children so .much that I believe their privacy (and their days of precious .childhood) belongs to no one but themselves ... To imply that 'a reporter cannot disagree with the Administration without making a That this reporter once took pride in having a White House press pass is hardly news. During FDR's Administration a White House press pass was a distinction and privilege . . . Nowadays, unfortunately, everybody gets into the White House: Security risks, former rcd.s, pinks, foreign ingrates, anti-Semites, N. Y. and H'wood male dressmakers and H'wood ho-ho-ho's . . . ,To intimate that we arc critical of Kennedy (because of a social slight) is sheer horseradish. Please pardon the Ion); sigh, but Mr. Sokolsky concludes his critique by naming Presidential favorites among newsmen. He says Pavid Lawrence-was-Woodrow Wilson's, Mark Sullivan _was Herbert Hoover's and one of FDR's was Walter WinchcU ... Here again Mr. Sokolsky has confused a relationship. I wasn't FDR's favorite newspaperman. FDR jvas simply my favorite President. LAFF-A-D4Y On the Lighter Side ... By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) —At its 163rd commencement exercise Monday, Georgetown University bestowed a "litterarum humanio- rum doctorem, honoris causa" on a scholarly chap identified as Leslie Towns. But since the yellow' iassel dangling from his black academic cap didn't hide his ski-slide nose, the audience was able to recognize him as Bob Hope, Towns was the name that Hope signed to his English themes back yonder when he was struggling to finish high school. He didn't make it, so he enrolled in dancing school instead. He wasn't a very good dancer, either, but that didn't stop him from reaching the top in the academic world. At the tender age of 49, which he must have reached about the time he quit high school, he already has received two honorary degrees. Made People Laugh The one presented to him by Georgetown U. was in recognition of his ability to make people laugh, which isn't taught in schools. The citation enscribed on h i s scroll as an honorary doctor of humane letter noted that he had "consistently-lent his considerable talents to innumerable humanitarian causes for the relief of the needy and the assistance of the, afflicted.". The citation was written in Latin and Hope said "I can't wait until I get home and have my son read it to me." This was a reference to Anthony Hope, 22, who was graduated with honors as a bachelor of arts at the same ceremony. "I'm very proud of Tony," Hope said. "He can write home for money in five languages." As for himself, Hope acknowledged that he was a bit unaccustomed to the scholarly environment. • ; "I feel as out of place as President Kennedy at a meeting of the, American Medical Association," he said. Harvard Nearest School In fact, Hope said he was surprised to learn that Georgetown U. was located in Washington. He said he had the impression "that • Harvard was the nearest' school." The only way he could account for his being honored with an honorary degree was that the Catholic educators who operate the university "specialize in miracles." . He said his advice to the young graduates about to go out into the world was "don't go." He said he "went out last week, took a look at the stock market and came. right back." , Steel stock dropped'so low .that "even President Kennedy bought some." he.said. Reviews Of TV Shows Wednesday Evening, June 8,1962. By RICK 1>U BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-A while back, a writer wired a movie studio, asking: "How old Gary Grant?" The actor heard of the wire, and the following reply was sent: "Old Cary Grant fine. How you?" 1 Tuesday night, another oldtim'e star, Dana Andrews, showed up on ABC-TV's "Alcoa Premiere," and he was fine too in a surpris- • ingly beautiful little story about a childless detective and i boy he wants to adopt — the son of a man,, he. has sent to prison. , It was the type of role -j that of a tough but gentle detective— that Andrews played memorably' years ago,in the movie "Laura." And he seemed at home Tuesday night. • The boy's father is a worthless hoodlum. The mother ,is a, young but drunken floozy who waists to get rid of the child. As the show starts,' she screams at Andrews after her husband's trial to take the child, who looks on terrified. The youngster is sent to a boys' home. Andrews, a lonely man whose .wife is unable to-have the chil- 'dren he wants, feels a closeness to the boy. He visits him at the home. The boy, played well by Billy Mumy; is touchingly con-, fused, -with a sad face that shows too much experience for one so young. •...'•' Soon the two unlikely pals are going to ball games together and taking rides. Andrews tells his understanding wife (Marilyn Erskine) about the boy, and they arrange, to take him home while reaching a decision whether to adopt him. . . Andrews, however, is 'conscience-stricken about the'mother, To justify taking away her child, he rehabilitates her: sends her to a sanitarium for a cure, buys her a new dress, has her hair done, pays for her to rest up at a . boarding house and gets her a job. He wants her put of the way- far away. But Billy, despite his happiness, wants his mother, prays for her, .lies about the presents she never gave him — and Andrews knows his joy is on borrowed time, ironically because of his own kindness to the reformed woman. The principals face adult decisions: The mother, whose reformation was, convincingly portrayed by Barbara Loden, will do anything Andrews says because he has salvaged her life. And Andrews knows she really wants the boy although he could get her' out of the wayl Andrews' gentle, low-key surrender of the boy was in keeping with the compassionate mood of •the hour, which 'made one feel good to be reminded that there are problems which can be solved by simple human instinct, and decency rather than analysis. Genuine warmth, unaffected drama;and the'uplifting maturity of an honest outcome seemed much more preferable to the pseudo-sophistication' and subtle violence of such programs as "Ben Casey" and the generally brittle, artificial approach to human beings in the "Dick Powell Show." Someone once wrote that one nf the functions of a dramatist is to show man he is better than he thinks he is. Jon and Ward Hawkins, writers of the teleplay, did that in a small way Tuesday night. The Channel Swim: Gertrude. Berg, whose OBS-TV show was cancelled, does a Broadway musical next seasbn.. .Three stars of ABC-TV's "Hawaiian Eye," Troy Donahue, Anthony Eisley and Poncie Ponce, appear at the Atlantic City, ,N.X, Steel Pier July 14 and 15. A melodramatic farce by the late George M. Cohan, "Seven Keys to Baldpate," will be NBC- TV's "Show of'the Week" offering June 24, starring Fred Gwynne of "Car 54, Where Are You?", Jayne Meadows, Howard "St. John and Bruce Gordon (Frank Nitti of "The Untouchables"). NBC-TV will produce four programs on the history and development of. the Roman Catholic Church, to be broadcast in May, 1063,. .Upcoming guests on ABC- TV's "Issues and Answers" include Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy June 17, Secretary of State Dean Rusk June 24 and Dr. Glenn Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, July 8. Jellyfish .sometimes reach seven feet in diameter and grow tentacles five feet long. •T <~J2 ,\.&r^, . , , .!/"..•• Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rights reserved. < "I want to send Mother some pictures of you on vacation, dear... smile!" ; PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dolly (except ••tDldH7* ud Holld»y.) Mo per wetk dally and •nnria; br cnrrlex, (30,80 per fan In t)>« cltr of Lonuuport 4«o mtr neck by cmricr ontilde of LocwMport. By 'mall <>» rnrnl rnnlcn In Cmtim, Carroll, White, Pnliukl, F«lto» Had Hlfml co»«lM, (12.00 per TCKTI ontnlde trading area and within Indlmia. f 14.00 pa rcitri ontllde Indiana, 118.00 p«r 'r«n. , HI mall inbaerlptloni parabl* In adranea. No mall unbierlplloM .old wb«r. carrier ..rrte. It Maiaw mined. Ffcaro. eiXabllahed .^mSWterv _^mPEaaii Reporter e»tabll»ke< 1844 <EE5SMLMt> feSRSGEiS XB8» Jenraal e«tabll*lied ^Wart"**"" Krlbnne cutablllked 184» • . IM .' .' 11* . • 1MT P*t>a*htt dally «w»t 8»t«fl«7 and kolldara >>7 Pharoa-Trlbnii* Co., Inc. 517 Ba»t Broadway, I<o«an«port, Indiana. Entered an ••«»* elan matter *t tke JMJ.1 of (lee at LoB«».»ort, !•*., naidm tke net ef Marek ». 1ST*. • MKMBBB.I AUDIT BDBBAD OF OlRODljATlOSa AND unman PHHM CNTBKNATIOKAI, PHAmO»-TMIBPl i nB national AdTerttota« »«»faa»taUra» DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round (Editors Note—Drew Pearson's column today is written by his associate, Tom McNamara, whose son this week graduates from the U.S. Military Academy ai West Point.) By TOM McNAMARA WEST POINT, N,Y.-One hundred and fifty years of history will pass in review before President John F. Kennedy today (June 6) as he addresses; the graduates of the U.S. Military Academy. During that period, in war and peace, West Point has played a dynamic role in the life of the nation. The lore.and legend of America abound, as in few places, in this scenic nook of the Hudson River, mantled by .the Catskills. Across the river is Tarrytornwn, N.Y., where Ichabod Crane and his rustic contemporaries held forth in Washington Irving's immortal tales of "Sleepy Hollow." The -area also had a knowledge of musketry and foreign intrigue long before, Sylvanus Thayer established the Military Academy in 1802. British and French colonial troops skirmished up and down the Hudson River. Their Indian allies fought on both sides. Later, during the Revolutionary War, West. Point was an American stronghold. Gen. George Washington had headquarters here in 1779 and in the following year the fort was involved in the'greatest infamy of our history when its then commanding officer, Benedict Arnold, attempted to betray it to the British. Arnold's treasonable meeting with the British agent, Maj. John Andre, in the near-by hills of Stony Point was foiled, however, by the capture of Andre and by surprise attacks on British forces. The assaults were led by the George Patton of his time, the dashing and ' brilliant General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. •Following the revolution, the Military Academy thus came into being on a site that had been battle-tested in both the. glory and the perfidy of warfare. A Cadet's Memories Many wars have followed to preserve the freedoms achieved by the Revolution. The fact that we have never lost is due largely to the valiant leadership of men trained at West Point. This tradition will run through the minds of the graduates of 1962 many times today . . . When they eat their last meal in Washington Hall, the mess center named for our first President . . . when they march for the last time in the Long Gray Line to hear a commencement talk by the 35tli President. The graduates also will have many personal memories on this final pilgrimage, especially when they march.past the famous battle monument. It was here they took the cadet oath to "duty, honor, country" four years ago. They numbered 850 (hen. Today 598 will graduate. They come from all parts of America—the plains, the mountains, the cotton and mining areas, the grainlands, the tenements of our teeming cities. Each will be commissioned a second lieutenant and receive a bachelor of science degree. They are not ordinary young men, otherwise they could not have survived four rugged years • of discipline at the Military Academy. You grow up very, fast there in a lot of ways—or you don't slay. There are compensating rewards however. If a cadet can make the grade, he is fortified • with some of the pioneer grit of the past that made our country great. The old and the new are never very far apart at West Point. The values of both weigh in the shaping of a cadet. A Cadet's Work He also receives an excellent course of higher education. The Academy ranks fourth among the nation's universities in Rhodes Scholarship Awards. But there is yet another facet to a cadet's life, the most, important o.f all. He is thoroughly trained in military science and aptitude, with one thing primarily in mind—supremacy for his country in wartime. The ultimate mission of every cadet is leadership in combat—with God's help, victorious combat. When lie isn't hitting the books, every spare moment of a cadet's time is devoted to other things- inspections, riaradcs, gymnasium workouts, etc.—from 6 a.m. reveille until lights-out. Every cadet must engage in some form of athletics, var.iity or intramural. Despite these nonacademic demands, scholsslic failures at West Point are well below the national norm. The corps has an average attrition of 30 per cent each four years, of which 12 per cent is caused by scholastic dismissals, 12 per cent by voluntary resignations, andi 6 ]>er cent for miscellaneous causes. The latter includes departures for physical deficiency, as well as adverse ratings in military aptitude. Relatively few cadets—only 1.4 per cenl—are expelled for violating West: Point's rigid honor code against untruthfulness, cheating or stealing. It isn't the; kind of life that would interest someone seeking an easy way to a college degree. It was never meant to be. However, the 598 young men who in 1958 look the cadet oath to "duty, honor, country," and who will graduate today, wouldn't changs places with anyone in the world. Almanac By United 'Press International Today is Wednesday, June 6, the 157lh day of the year with 208 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1816, 10 inches of snow fell in New Enghmd beginning the so- called "year in which there was no summer.' 1 In 1933, a - motion picture "drive-in" theater, the first of its kind, opened in Camden, N.J. In 1934, the Securities and Exchange Commission was established by Congress with full power (o police the nation's stock exchange ami markets, In 1944, D-I)ay began, the greatest invasion the world has ever seen under the command of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. A thought for the day: T h e French .author, Rabelais, said in his will: "I owe much; I have nothing; I jive the rest to the poor." BOUND FOE NEW HOMES MIAMI (UPI) — Twenty Cuban refugee families will leave Thursday morning for new homes in Philadelphia under the government's refugee relocation program. The relocation flights, sponsored by Philadelphia churches and synagogues, are being financed by the federal government to relieve Ovi pressure brought on Miami by the thousands of refugees flooding into south Florida. Public Forum The Phsros-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address, A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not Ire honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Lognns- port, Ind. HUBERT © Kinir Foitures Syndicate. Inc.. 1962. World ritrhl.1 "Hubert, you're awfully early with that noisy tnowet>—you'U wake mother."

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